Manchester United have confirmed the arrival of Ralf Rangnick as the clubs’ interim manager until the end of the season, subject to work permit and visa processes.
The German is renowned for his influence on German football, with several of the top German coaches taking inspiration from his methods, including Julian Nagelsmann, Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel.
Manchester United confirmed the agreement on Monday and United fans will hope that the process is completed in time for the game against Arsenal on Thursday.
According to the Daily Mail, the current crop of coaches, Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna, Mike Phelan, and Richard Hartis, will all remain at the club but Rangnick is set to introduce some fresh faces of his own.
As per the report, the German will bring in ‘a few’ of his own staff members, including Lars Kornetka, who was his assistant manager at RB Leipzig and trusted video analyst.
Rangnick will be in charge of the side for the remainder of the season before moving upstairs to take up a consultancy role with the club.
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SN’s verdict on Carrick potentially staying in charge of the site against Arsenal…
In truth, the former United midfielder can’t be faulted for the two performances under him. A crucial victory against Villarreal was followed by a rugged and tenacious outing at Stamford Bridge.
United looked more organised than they have done in months against Chelsea and also adopted the kind of pressing Rangnick will be desperate to instill in these players.
The Arsenal game is a must-win fixture and although large sections of the Old Trafford support will be hoping for Rangnick to be in place, Carrick has earned the benefit of the doubt.